"There's nothing to match curling up with a good book

when there's a repair job to be done

around the house."

Joe Ryan

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Thursday

first collage: poetry..."The camp" by Mary Robinson

I wanted to try collages...not soul ones...to difficult up to now...the pictures I see in magazines are too "beautiful"...I need some old and wrinkled pictures! so my first attempt was for Mary Robinson's poem...the fonts are a bit small so I copied the text in the previous post...Actually I wanted something full of little figures, but it's very difficult to find figures from the 18th century or evocating it...As I worked on books from the public-library I photocopied and then cut out...It's quite a pleasant work to cut out the silhouettes...but they aren't small enough...I would have like dozens of them a bit like in Jerome Bosch's paintings...the other thing is I work with the scanner to upload the final picture...so the page as to measure 21cm on 29.7cm...Perhaps I could make bigger ones and take a photo...but my camera's not good enough for such a work...
I think I'll try to illustrate smaller texts or just a few verses next time...

But the very interesting thing was the reading of the text...I really enjoyed it , the way it's written, all those nouns and adjectives without any verbs, you've got the feeling somebody is reciting the poem aloud...funny enough it reminded me of slam, that new poetic language... you hear people breathe and speak and it comes from so deep inside you...

I put a small silhouette on the right hand side to pay an hommage to Perdita ...though her gown isn't Greek...Maybe the problem is there, maybe I was not obliged to chose pictures from the 18th century, but it was a pleasant challenge...

1 comment:

tammy vitale said...

check out www.ArtellaWordsandArt.com
they are quite the collage site and have free stuff and membership stuff and are generally great to work with, and inspiring creatively. Disclosure: I'm in their shoppes.